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Link to items

Content items, search results, and groups can be accessed directly by a URL. This means you can link to an item page, a map, or a group by copying and pasting the URL that appears in the address bar of your web browser, for example, https://www.arcgis.com/home/group.html?owner=esri&title=Esri%20Maps%20and%20Data. You can also share the item page of any item in the website by copying the short URL provided on the item page Overview tab. Using direct URLs allows you to promote public items through email, blogs, websites, and social media, and makes it easier for you to direct others in your organization to specific items.

Before you send someone a URL to an item or item page, be sure the item is shared in a way that the person can access it. For example, if you only shared the item to your organization, only members of the organization can access it and its item page. If you shared the item publicly, everyone can access it. If your organization has disabled anonymous access, you can still share the organization's public items by sharing them through the public URL (https://www.arcgis.com) instead of your organization's URL (for example, https://yourorg.maps.arcgis.com).

Link to the item page

  1. From the content page, click the name of the item you want to link to.

    The item page opens.

  2. On the Overview tab, click the Short URL button Short URL in the Details section.

    A short URL for the page is generated.

  3. Click the Copy button beside the short URL to copy it.

    Alternatively, you can copy the URL that appears in the web browser address bar.

  4. Paste the URL into an email, text message, blog, website, or social media post.

    For those recipients with whom the item has been shared, clicking the URL opens the item page for the item. If the item has not been shared with a recipient, the recipient will not have access to the item.

Link to search results

  1. Use search to display a list of results.
  2. Copy the URL that appears in the web browser address bar and paste the URL into an email or website.
  3. Follow the steps below to manually create a URL of search results.
    1. Start with the website URL: https://www.arcgis.com. If you are a member of an organization, start with your organization's website, for example, https://acme.maps.arcgis.com. You can see your organization's URL on your profile page.
    2. Add a reference to the path of the file: /home/search.html?.
    3. Add your query and query type as q=<search string>&t=<content or group> (for example, q=streets&t=content).
    4. Add &content=all if you want the search results to include ArcGIS files such as layer packages.

    In this example, your complete URL is https://www.arcgis.com/home/search.html?q=streets&t=content&content=all.

Link to a group

Note:

You may not see all these link options, depending on your sharing privileges and the security settings of your organization.

  1. Open a group page.
  2. On the Overview tab, click Share and use the provided short URL to share the group through email, instant message, and so on. You can also use the provided buttons to post the group to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, embed the group, and make a gallery app.
  3. You can also copy the URL that appears in the web browser address bar and paste it into an email or website.
  4. Alternatively, you can manually create a URL to the group.
    1. Start with the website URL: https://www.arcgis.com. If you are a member of an organization, start with your organization's website, for example, https://acme.maps.arcgis.com. You can see your organization's URL on your profile page.
    2. Add a reference to the path of the file: /home/group.html?.
    3. Add the ID of the group: id=<ID of the group> (for example, id=29a90c74425e467d8379a6de3c5aaee0). Alternatively, you can add the owner and group name: owner=<owner name>&title=<group name> (for example, owner=ArcGISTeamLocalGov&title=ArcGIS for Local Government).
      Tip:

      To get the group ID, open the group and copy the id=<ID of the group> part of the URL that appears in the web browser address bar.

    4. Add &content=all if the group contains ArcGIS files. This option will show ArcGIS files shared to the group.

In this example, your complete group page URL is https://www.arcgis.com/home/group.html?id=29a90c74425e467d8379a6de3c5aaee0&content=all or https://www.arcgis.com/home/group.html?owner=ArcGISTeamLocalGov&title=ArcGIS for Local Government&content=all.

Link to a map

Note:

You may not see all of these link options, depending on your sharing privileges and the security settings of your organization.

  1. Open a map in Map Viewer.
  2. Click Share and use the provided short link to share the map through email, instant message, and so on. You can also use the provided buttons to post your map to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, embed your map, and make an application.
  3. Alternatively, you can copy the URL that appears in the web browser address bar and paste it into an email or website.

Link to a scene

Note:

You may not see all of these link options, depending on your sharing privileges and the security settings of your organization.

  1. Open a scene in Scene Viewer.
  2. Click Share and use the provided short link to share the scene through email, instant message, and so on. You can also use the provided buttons to post your scene to your Facebook and Twitter accounts or embed your scene.
  3. Alternatively, you can copy the URL that appears in the web browser address bar and paste it into an email or website.